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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
+1 302-539-8710
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined some friends here for happy hour. The bar was very crowded so they allowed us to use a table near the bar to enjoy the happy hour. Most everyone had their special seafood soup which was great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 854dougp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is excellent! The burger I had was very good as well as the fries! The only nagative is it's a bit pricey. 10-15 bucks for a burger on the lunch menu is a little steep.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pmccloskey58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cottage Café is a go to restaurant for locals. We have place in Fenwick and come up for the fantastic Hamburgers and Cream of Crab Soup. It has a bar area and dining rooms. This is a good destination for Family's also.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our dinner at the Cottage Cafe. I enjoyed the fried chicken with creamed spinach & black beans and rice (so good!). My husband enjoyed the ribs & fries. Our server, Ellen, was attentive & friendly. All in all, a great night!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Voyage38363988514
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great lunch spot. Crab cake sandwich was delicious - very little filler, huge chunks of crab. Sea witch sandwich also a winner. Dune fries baked with bacon and cheese were a nice treat. Plenty of tables, great waitstaff, friendly and attentive. I definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gypsy_0512
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We were there on their Monday night special. We tried Smoked bacon wrapped scallops and it was delicious. Our server , Sachin was very helpful and took good care of us throughout our meal. would happily recommend to other.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Ellen, our server was pleasant, helpful with menu and ingredient questions as well as keeping our drinks refreshed. The Friday dinner specials were broiled or batter fried flounder, haddock or a mix ($16). The regular menu had many good selections as well. In my party,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joe S
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Recently visited Cottage Cafe on a Monday night where the special was fried oysters. Both my wife and I are big fried oyster fans and these were good size and not overcooked which can make them tough. Side dishes were good also, had the fries...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank definosj
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We stopped by for a late lunch on the way to our short visit to the shore. We both had the soup and sandwich special. One was a crab soup and BLT version the Other a creamed crab soup and Turkey Bacon Avocado. Tasty and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BronxG
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Went there for lunch with our family. Hostess was quick to seat us and waitress followed to take our orders. I had their crab soup and half a sandwich. The half sandwich was plenty, a whole one would have been too much. Prices are very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Heb2013
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March 31, 2017|
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Response from MayMar | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp, however you may wish to contact them to ensure that both wheel chairs may be accommodated: 302-539-8710 or email them.
March 3, 2017|
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Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
Hello, We don't take reservations but we do offer call ahead seating. How that works is you call within a half hour of your arrival and if there is a wait, your name would be put on the list at that point so when you arrive... More
Sharron G
December 25, 2016|
Response from DuneFries | Property representative |
No, we aren't. sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710
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The Cottage Café is a family restaurant with a full bar that is open 7 days a week year round. We serve Lunch and Dinner every day with a breakfast buffet on the weekends in season and a breakfast buffet on Sundays year round.
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